Graduate Student Awards
Graduate Student Travel Grant: Conferences
This grant supports travel to conferences for full-time graduate students in master’s or doctoral programs. In order to be eligible, students must present scholarly work (e.g. a presentation, poster, demonstration, visual arts piece or performance) at a national or international scholarly meeting or conference based on the results of research undertaken while enrolled in a graduate program, master’s or doctoral. Please also refer to UBC’s Travel Expenditures guidelines.
Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis but must be received no less than one month prior to travel.
Graduate Student Travel Grant: Workshops
Five awards of $2500 will be funded annually to support graduate students attending workshops that support their programs of research.
HOW TO APPLY
Please complete the application form linked below. Please also attach:
- Copy of transcripts
- Letter of support from Faculty Supervisor
The application deadline is October 25.
Please note if there are funds remaining after this first competition, a second round of applications will be adjudicated in the spring.
To apply, submit your application to Colin McKay: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FASS IGS GRADUATE FIELD RESEARCH AWARD
The FASS IGS Graduate Field Research Award is a competitive award for MA or PhD students who undertake field research in a location outside of the Okanagan Valley during one of the winter academic terms. The Award provides funding for graduate students undertaking fieldwork when the requisite timing of their thesis-related field research prevents them from holding Teaching Assistant positions normally offered by UBCO.
- Students must be supervised by FASS faculty
- MA students must have completed their coursework and research proposal
- PhD candidates must have advanced to candidacy
- Required institutional ethics approvals must be in hand
- Minimum duration of field research trip: one month
- Research trip must take place within first 24 months of study for Masters students and first 48 months of study for Doctoral students
HOW TO APPLY
Submit to email@example.com:
- A one-page (single-spaced) summary, including: (1) a very brief overview of the project, explaining the field research’s relation to thesis; (2) the reason for the timing of the field research, such as the community’s needs or the seasonality of an event being studied; and, (3) one or two sentences on how the research aligns with the IGS Theme mandate.
- Letter from supervisor
- Notice of BREB approval
The application deadline is June 15.
There are a variety of awards and prizes governed by UBC Okanagan’s Senate which are available to students of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Graduate Entrance Awards
Graduate Entrance Awards are available to Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students entering their first year of graduate studies in a thesis-based master’s or doctoral program or Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies program. The Faculty Supervisor must be a member of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.